• PI Use Cases

    From niter3@46:1/108 to All on Tue Jan 17 06:43:50 2023
    I pulled my Raspberry PI 4 out of storage yesterday.

    Looking to drop a RetroPI image on it for play.

    What are some other use cases people are using them for? Yes a google search would turn this up, but curious what people are doing with them in the BBS scene.

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  • From Daniel Path@46:20/112 to niter3 on Tue Jan 17 20:02:14 2023
    Hello niter3,

    17 Jan 23 06:43, you wrote to All:

    I pulled my Raspberry PI 4 out of storage yesterday.

    Looking to drop a RetroPI image on it for play.

    What are some other use cases people are using them for? Yes a google search would turn this up, but curious what people are doing with them
    in the BBS scene.

    RetroPie + retroachievements + netplay with friends :)

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  • From DustCouncil@46:10/195 to niter3 on Tue Jan 17 20:03:02 2023
    What are some other use cases people are using them for? Yes a google search would turn this up, but curious what people are doing with them
    in the BBS scene.

    You know those portable cell phone power banks/batteries people carry to recharge their phones? They can run a Raspberry Pi.

    So, one of the main things I've used them for is creating time lapse cameras, which I can drop anywhere in the wilderness I like. A high capacity power bank runs 24-30 hours depending on weather.

    I create a hotspot on my cell phone. I power up the camera, and it connects to my hot spot, then (if cell phone service is available) sets its clock over the Internet. I have the Pi running a web server which shows the most recent shot taken by the camera so I can use my phone to pull that up on the Pi to make sure things are aligned properly.

    Through the scripts I can tweak things like resolution or how often the Pi should take a photograph.

    Then I walk away and come back 24 hours later.

    This is outside of Flagstaff, December 2018. I took one of those Rubbermaid tubs you can find for general storage at Walmart, inverted it and cut a hole for the camera to peer out of to protect it from the elements. I put the Raspberry Pi on a rock.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw6UUDTz4fI

    This was with the first gen camera. The subsequent cameras didn't do as well outdoors for some reason. I hear there is a new camera, and I look forward to seeing if it can handle more outdoor stuff.

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  • From niter3@46:1/108 to Daniel Path on Tue Jan 17 15:26:36 2023
    RetroPie + retroachievements + netplay with friends :)

    Oh sweet, gotta look at those two addons.

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  • From niter3@46:1/108 to DustCouncil on Tue Jan 17 15:27:51 2023

    You know those portable cell phone power banks/batteries people carry to recharge their phones? They can run a Raspberry Pi.

    So, one of the main things I've used them for is creating time lapse cameras, which I can drop anywhere in the wilderness I like. A high capacity power bank runs 24-30 hours depending on weather.

    I create a hotspot on my cell phone. I power up the camera, and it connects to my hot spot, then (if cell phone service is available) sets its clock over the Internet. I have the Pi running a web server which shows the most recent shot taken by the camera so I can use my phone to pull that up on the Pi to make sure things are aligned properly.

    Through the scripts I can tweak things like resolution or how often the
    Pi should take a photograph.

    Very cool ideas.

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  • From suprjami@46:10/192 to niter3 on Wed Mar 1 05:12:12 2023
    Re: PI Use Cases
    By: niter3 to All on Tue Jan 17 2023 06:43 am

    I use mine to watch TV shows and movies.

    The LibreElec distro at https://libreelec.tv/ provides ready-made images with the Kodi media player. It picks up the HDMI-CEC remote from most TVs, so you can drive it with your regular TV control. Otherwise you can connect via Kore app on Android which provides a remote, or USB keyboard/gamepad.
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  • From niter3@46:1/108 to suprjami on Fri Mar 3 08:21:53 2023
    Re: PI Use Cases
    By: niter3 to All on Tue Jan 17 2023 06:43 am

    I use mine to watch TV shows and movies.

    I ended up selling mine. No real need since I have a full blown server and devices already for my TV's.

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  • From MeaTLoTioN@46:20/106 to niter3 on Mon Mar 6 17:52:21 2023
    On 17 Jan 2023, niter3 said the following...

    I pulled my Raspberry PI 4 out of storage yesterday.

    Looking to drop a RetroPI image on it for play.

    What are some other use cases people are using them for? Yes a google search would turn this up, but curious what people are doing with them
    in the BBS scene.

    I have a cluster of 4 Pi 4B's, 2 of which are currently unised. I use them for;

    NAS; I have 2x raid 10 arrays hanging off the back of one, giving my home network 32TB (16TB usable) of network attached storage

    DMR Amateur radio hotspot; with an mmdvm (multimode digital voice modem) attached to the gpio I can access the dmr radio network
    with my anytone d878uv plus.


    Hope this helps for ideas on what you could use them for =)

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  • From dozo@46:20/115 to MeaTLoTioN on Tue Mar 21 14:11:31 2023
    DMR Amateur radio hotspot; with an mmdvm (multimode digital voice modem) attached to the gpio I can access the dmr radio network
    with my anytone d878uv plus.

    Do you have some more info about this? I see that the d878uv is a handheld porte, I've been looking around for a bit on DMR but am not quite sure where to start. :)

    dozo

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